Travel Tips in manado
|Where to eat in Manado|
Eating in Manado can be adventurous especially Minahasan cuisine which turns absolutely anything including cats, forest rats, fruit bats, and dogs, into dishes. The Manadonese food is spicy with little sugar and flavor added through lemon and herbs.
The indigenous Manadonese dishes that you have to try such as ikan mas bakar rica, grilled spicy fish cooked in traditional style, using a piece of coconut shell as a way of cooking. Grilled together with chilli, that poured in the fish while cooking. Ayam rica-rica, grilled chicken topped with a fiery red chili-and-onion paste and tinutuan (or bubur manado), a goopy porridge of rice, pumpkin, noodles and random vegetables. Long Dutch occupation also add some dishes to Manadonese cuisine repertoire such as breneibon, a rich kidney bean soup and klappertaart, a Western-style coconut cake.
As for place to eat, Manado has good option of warungs that serves seafood for budget travelers especially near the harbour dock to Bunaken and behind the Mega Mall on Jalan Piere Tandean and there is also a stretch of warungs on Jalan Walter Monginsisdi with live band.
There are some good restaurants inn Manado that worth your visit which include,Raja Sate, a popular eatery that is located south of Mega Mall with good selections of sate, curries and even New Zealand steaks.
Warong Rica Rica, A seafood restaurant located at Bahu Mall Bay Street Cafe. Local seafood with panoramic sea views. tel. +62-431-879490.
Rumah Makan Green Garden at Jalan Sam Ratulangi with good food and funky interior.
Kafe Excelso, conveniently located in Mega Mall, a good choice for coffee and light snacks.
Singapura Bakery, at Jalan Sam Ratulangi 22, offers extensive range of baked goods, juices and shakes.
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Ikan Mas Bakar
Warong Rica Rica
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The capital of the North Sulawesi province, the former stronghold of the Dutch and the cultural center of the Minahasa people, for a long time Manado prospered through trade with the nearby Philippines and the spice trade with the rest of the world. Alas, the bombings of World War II and the suppression of a local insurgency in the 1950s flattened most of Manado's older buildings.